AN UPDATE ON COLD STAR’S VANCOUVER ISLAND NATURAL GAS PROJECT
January 21, 2014
Sticking with natural gas for a bit, in a recent edition of Hooked Up I wrote about Cold Star Freight’s plan to bring natural gas trucking to Vancouver Island. The company ordered 10 Mack tractors and was planning to open a CNG fuelling...
Sticking with natural gas for a bit, in a recent edition of Hooked Up I wrote about Cold Star Freight’s plan to bring natural gas trucking to Vancouver Island. The company ordered 10 Mack tractors and was planning to open a CNG fuelling station at its Victoria, B.C. yard. It also was eyeing the possible purchase of 10 more CNG trucks to run out of its Nanaimo, B.C. terminal.
Carolyn Gruske, the newly appointed editor of Motortruck Fleet Executive, reached out to Cold Star president Kelly Hawes to see if the fleet had taken delivery of its first 10 CNG Macks as scheduled in December, and to find out how the project was going. She learned that there was a delay in receiving the first batch of trucks, as the CNG tank maker Agility was running behind schedule. The trucks are shipped to California for tank installation, which can sometimes cause delivery delays.
The first two trucks arrived this week and the company is hoping to have all 10 by mid-February. Cold Star remains committed to the project despite the delays. For the full story and a more detailed update, check out the next issue of Motortruck Fleet Executive. And how about a warm welcome to Carolyn? She’s a talented and detail-oriented writer and editor and will be a great addition to our growing editorial team. You can follow her on Twitter at @FleetExecutive or e-mail her at email@example.com.
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